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Old 02-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #5476
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...I always thought it would be cool to squeeze in a Honda GL500 sideways v-twin.
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Kinda like this?

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"Honda's early forays into flat-track racing were powered by a CX500 engine turned 90 degrees in the frame."



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Old 02-09-2012, 04:05 PM   #5477
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Kinda like this?
Cool. It says the motor is turned 90 degrees, yet the sprocket is still facing the right way. Ooooh, I get it! That sprocket originally turned the shaft drive! Cool.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:46 PM   #5478
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I have seen a CX lump turned 90 degrees and put into a Featherbed frame, that looked....interesting.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:48 PM   #5479
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hard shifting

hey guys its been awhile,

so I went for a ride yesterday, a bit of dirt sand and mud, and I dropped it in a rut and I think I slightly bent the shifter so now its a pain to shift in to third I bent the shifter back and its still a problem, has anyone had this problem?

Im also having problems with a loud tapping noise on the top end I think it might be slack in the timing chain since I have to have the idle set high or it will die other than that it doesn't affect performance so is there any way to adjust the timing chain tension or the sliders with out removing the engine from the bike

last question is there a free online repair manual for it I don't want to shell out the 50 bucks for one

http://s1070.photobucket.com/albums/u487/humboldtbrad/ a few pics of my bike

I know someone on here is from Eureka maybe some local help would be sweet

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Old 02-13-2012, 05:16 AM   #5480
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hey guys its been awhile,

so I went for a ride yesterday, a bit of dirt sand and mud, and I dropped it in a rut and I think I slightly bent the shifter so now its a pain to shift in to third I bent the shifter back and its still a problem, has anyone had this problem?

Im also having problems with a loud tapping noise on the top end I think it might be slack in the timing chain since I have to have the idle set high or it will die other than that it doesn't affect performance so is there any way to adjust the timing chain tension or the sliders with out removing the engine from the bike

last question is there a free online repair manual for it I don't want to shell out the 50 bucks for one

http://s1070.photobucket.com/albums/u487/humboldtbrad/ a few pics of my bike

I know someone on here is from Eureka maybe some local help would be sweet
Is it only 3rd it's hard to shift into?

The timing chain has an auto-tensioner. If there's too much slack in the chain, it's either because the chain is stretched to the extreme or the tensioner is bad. Is your valve lash in spec?

I mentioned to you before I could have a look at your bike. PM me your phone or contact number.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:29 AM   #5481
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last question is there a free online repair manual for it I don't want to shell out the 50 bucks for one


You can see it here: http://www.hondaxl.it/manuali.htm
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:28 AM   #5482
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Is it only 3rd it's hard to shift into?

The timing chain has an auto-tensioner. If there's too much slack in the chain, it's either because the chain is stretched to the extreme or the tensioner is bad. Is your valve lash in spec?

I mentioned to you before I could have a look at your bike. PM me your phone or contact number.
the valve lash is is in spec one of the reasons I think its the timing chain is the noise comes right near where the tensioner sits and the only place there is vibration is at the timing chain tensioner pin

and yes the shift to third once its there fourth is easy but fifth has always been difficult downshift in to third is hard too I dont think that it is the dogs since it wasnt doing it before I wrecked it

does anyone have an old set of plastics laying around if you want to get rid of them pm me

thanks for the manual

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Old 02-13-2012, 08:48 AM   #5483
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does anyone have an old set of plastics laying around if you want to get rid of them pm me
i have some pieces. I'll go take a look see.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #5484
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I added a video to my photobucket (see my signature) of the noise I'm encountering let me know what y'all think
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:43 PM   #5485
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I added a video to my photobucket (see my signature) of the noise I'm encountering let me know what y'all think
It sounds like your cam and rockers might be worn out. When the rockers get concave wear they start making a horrible racket.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:26 PM   #5486
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It sounds like your cam and rockers might be worn out. When the rockers get concave wear they start making a horrible racket.
how would I check that without having to remove the engine
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #5487
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Take the rocker cover inspection caps and look.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:36 AM   #5488
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Air Box Cover

I'm looking for an airbox cover anyone have one they'd want to sale me? Only one on ebay that's got a bunch of cracks in it and they want $40.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:22 AM   #5489
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I'm looking for an airbox cover anyone have one they'd want to sale me? Only one on ebay that's got a bunch of cracks in it and they want $40.

Check with Road Hawk on Johnson Creek he had gotten an xl6 in a while ago......
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:27 AM   #5490
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Check with Road Hawk on Johnson Creek he had gotten an xl6 in a while ago......
+1 on Road Hawk, good people.

But, I'm afraid P-schmidt. is in the wrong Milwaukie/Milwaukee (4000 mile roundtrip.)
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